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Morning Links: Risqué Tunic Edition

An SFW tunic by Rick Owens.


At the Met

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s latest Costume Institute show, “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” is finally here. Have a look at some works in the exhibition, among them unlikely inclusions like Rick Owens’s 2015 tunics for men, which give viewers an eyeful of their wearers’ crotches. [Vogue]

Jesuit priest James Martin also attended the gala and . . . well, see for yourself. [Twitter]

Speaking of that exhibition, last night was the museum’s annual Met Gala. The theme this year was “Sunday best,” and the clothes people wore were diverse and lavish. Rihanna arrived wearing a gem-encrusted Maison Margiela outfit. [The New York Times]

Daniel H. Weiss, the Met’s president and CEO, on the museum’s new director, Max Hollein: “It’s a very heady position, and one wants a leader who’s capable of living within that tension. I think Max has that.” [Artnet News]

Ellenor Alcorn is now the chair and curator of the Art Institute of Chicago’s European decorative arts department. She was previously a curator at the Met’s European sculpture and decorative arts department. [Artforum]

New Ventures

Kanye West’s latest antics extend to the field of architecture. The rapper tweeted this past weekend that he plans to start an architecture firm called Yeezy Home. [Curbed]

Visitors to Brooklyn Bridge Park this summer will be able to get free hot dogs, courtesy of Erwin Wurm, whose project Hot Dog Bus will be giving out frankfurters as an artwork. [Architectural Digest


Bloomberg asked a few collectors for tips on how to invest in art. Here’s some advice from J. Tomilson Hill: “Markets are fickle and you gotta buy it because you like it.” [Bloomberg]

KAWS provided CNN with a tour of his collection, with musings about Martin Wong and Tadanori Yokoo along the way. KAWS can’t get enough of Peter Saul and H. C. Westermann, who are both “extremely undervalued.” [CNN]

As the David and Peggy Rockefeller collection heads to auction at Christie’s, the family’s archivist, Peter Johnson, explains a little about how the couple began collecting. The two “bought art because it appealed to them,” he notes. [The Art Newspaper]


Who’d have thought that Chaim Soutine’s Jewish Museum show would be considered timely? “Soutine,” Peter Schjeldahl writes, “feels of the moment, amid quite enough reassurance and decorativeness in recent art.” [The New Yorker]

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